Customized capacitive switch, prox sensing solutions
Capacitive switch and proximity sensing solutions can be used on appliances, home automation and ruggedized industrial applications.
CapSense technology capacitive switch and proximity sensing solutions, based on Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s PSoC chip architecture, can be used on next-generation appliances, medical equipment, fitness equipment, gaming and vending machines, commercial, automotive, point-of-sale terminals, home automation and security as well as ruggedized industrial applications.
A single capacitive assembly can replace dozens of mechanical switches and controls with a touch-sensitive interface; the solution supports touch screens and proximity sensing. They can also be more reliable than their mechanical counterparts because of resistance to environmental wear-and-tear from temperature change and moisture.
The capacitive designs can be customized with discrete switch buttons, rotary and linear sliders and track pads. Circuit substrate options are available, including rigid FR4, flexible polyimide and flexible polyester for multidimensional designs. Unique backlighting and varied cosmetic options are also available.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey